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AUDITORS' ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OP THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT 



POR THE FINANCIAL TEAR ENDING 



FEB. 21, 1853 



ANDOVER: 

PRINTED BY JOHN D. FLAGG, 
1853. 



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SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 

I. SUPPORT OP PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Whole amount voted by the Town, at last Annual Meeting, $4,500,00 

Estimated proportion of State School Fund, 340,00 

Undrawn at commencement of year, 1,529,83 



$6,369,83 
Amount appropriated to each School District, viz. : 
Centre District, N. P., $430 Phillips Dist., S. P., $280 

Merrimack, 460 Scotland, 195 

Biver, 160 Holt, 200 

Pond, 165 Centre, W.P., 215 

Kimball, 160 Osgood, 180 

Farnham, 200 Bailey, , 180 

Centre, S. P., 460 Abbot, 165 

Village, 400 North, 160 

Ballard Vale, 430 Frye, 400 $4,840,00 

Whole amount now due Districts, 1,529,83 

II. BUILDING AND REPAIRING SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Whole amount raised by the several Districts, 3,922,08 

Balance, last year, 1,434,32 



$5,356,40 

Whole amount drawn by School Districts, 4,493,92 

Now due School Districts, 862,48 



$5,356,40 
Whole amount now due Sch. Districts, subject to remittances, 2,392,31 

III. REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Sum raised by the Town, $3,000,00 

The following sums have been drawn by the Highway Sur- 
veyors, viz. : 

Ballard Holt, 1,123,94 

James Nason, ' 1,044,06 

Isaac Carruth, 832,00 

3,000,00 



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Of the above sums, $391,94 have been expended upon Bridges and 
for Lumber, and there remain unexpended $15,99, part of which is in 
Lumber. 

A TABLE 

showing the whole amount of money expended in each Highway District. 

WEST PARISH. 

District, No. 28, ! . . $41,70 

29, 91,59 

30, 61,08 

31, 75,38 

32, 75,41 

33, 46,40 

34, 45,62 

35, 28,37 

36, 45,25 

37, 51,62 

38, 70,00 

39, 37,50 

40 118,35 

42, :.... 21,25 

Unexpended, 9,30 

Services, 13,18 

$832,00 

SOUTH PARISH. 

District, No. 18, $76,27 

19, 75,20 

20, 105,00 

21, 107,63 

22, 37,63 

23, 40,00 

24, 95,33 

25, 15,00 

26, 64,00 

27, 14,32 

43, 53,48 

44, 79,02 

45, 35,00 

$797,88 
For labor and materials on Bridge in Marland Village, 281,32 

For repairing Road in Falls Woods, 31,93 

For services, 3,00 

Lumber on hand, 5,96 

$1,114,13 



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NORTH PARISH. 



Amount expended, $1,054 

Of this sum, $147,04 have been expended upon Bridges 
and Turnpikes, and should be placed to the account of 
Special Appropriations. 

IV. CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Sum raised, $10,000,00 

(1) Education. 

C. C. P. Moody, for Blank Certificates for School Teachers, 2,00 

John D. Flagg, for printing 1200 School Reports, for 1851-2, 38,62 

John P. Jewett, for School Books, 2,68 

John Foster, " " 8,94 

Mark Newman, " « 39,27 

W. F. Draper, « " 21,00 

Rev. F. C. Williams, for services on School Committee, 39,25 

"' William T. Briggs, " " " 37,87 

" J. L. Taylor, " " " 39,50 

« C. H. Peirce, " " « 30,00 

" William Brown, " « « 39,50 

$298,63 
(2) Location and Construction of Roads. 

Benjamin Rogers, making road petitioned for by B. 

Rogers, et at., (including all expenses) 800 00 

Asa Farwell, for fence on road, petitioned for by 

M. Morton, Jr. et al 43 00 

Samuel F. Barker, making road. 159 00 

Jefferson Farmer, for fence on road, petitioned for 

by J. Farmer et al 74 00 

Samuel F. Barker, making road (in part) petitioned 

for by J. Farmer et al 150 00 

Samuel F. Barker, wall on road " " " " 39 75 

Nathan Foster, wall on road, near his house 11 50 

Daniel P. Abbott for making wall on road, petitioned 

for by M. Morton, Jr. et al 9 00 

John Abbott, for making 72 rods on do 90 00 

1376 25 

(3) Special Appropriations for Repairs of Highways and Bridges. 

David Baker, for work at Holt's bridge, 1851 15 00 

Abijah Fuller, for building bridge on road from J. 

Johnson's to Boxford 5 00 

Jedediah Farnham, repairing road near his house, 

and materials — per award of referees 80 00 

Henry Burtt, for work on road damaged by freshet.. 2 25 

Am't carried forward 102 25 



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Am't brought forward 102 25 

Thomas C. Foster, work on road damaged by freshet, 1 75 

Samuel F. Barker, wide'ng bridge over Rogers' brook, 25 00 

Wm. Chickering, for joist for railing Holt's bridge . . 3 85 
Eben Sutton, for labor and materials for bridge near 

his factory 46 85 

Timothy Bailey, 2d, widening with stones, road near 

his house 20 00 

Eben Sutton, working out his highway tax of 1851, 

near his factory 98 01 

297 71 

(4) Removing Snow. 

Wm. Styles, District No. 14, 21 73 

James Nason, Dist. No. 5, 11 15 

Isaac Carruth, Dist. No. 32, 6 25 

Timothy Abbott, Dist. No. 39, 12 20 

Russell B. Jordan, Dist. No. 8, 10 50 

Geo. F. Ingalls, Dist. No. 17, 10 00 

Nathaniel Peters, Dist. No. 13, 10 50 

John Harnden, Dist. No. 23, 12 40 

Jefferson Farmer, Dist. No. 3, 27 45 

Henry J. Gray, Dist. No. — , 5 55 

Joseph Averill, Dist. No. 16, 13 45 

Roderick Bailey, Dist. No. 36, 9 20 

Frederick Symonds, Dist. No. 27,.. 13 70 

Hiram Hardy, Dist. No. 4, 18 25 

Jonathan Knowles, Jr., Dist. No. 33, 10 75 

Artemas Kendall, Dist. No. 38, 19 50 

Josiah M. Abbott, Dist. No. 22, 6 70 

Henry Hardy, Dist. No. 34, 10 45 

Joshua Chandler, Dist. No. 30, 15 00 

Wm. Bailey, Jr., Dist. No. 35, 10 40 

Nathan C. Abbott, Dist. No. 37, 17 60 

Daniel Rea, Dist. No. 12, 8 35 

John Frye, Dist. No. 15, 23 78 

Ephraim Kendall, Dist. No. 31, 9 10 

John Smith 3d. Dist. No. 29, 5 00 

J. P. Foster, Dist. No. 41, 8 35 

Isaac Stevens, Dist, No. — , 12 10 

John Webster, Dist. No. — , 6 75 

Daniel Carleton, Dist. No. 12, 7 30 

Benjamin Rogers, Dist. No. 27, 26 53 

William Cutler, Dist. No. 1, ; 10 35 

Abijah P. Fuller, Dist. No. — , 5 80 

Nathan Foster, Dist. No. — , 8 15 

Ballard Holt, Dist. No. 43, 24 00 

Am't carried forward 428 29 



Am't brought forward 428 29 

S. Cogswell, Dist. No. — , 3 07 

Eaton Green, Dist. No. 40, 14 00 

Sylvester Abbott, Dist. No. 20, 13 45 

S. D. Abbott, Dist. No. 21, 9 70 

Wm. Foster, Dist. No. 10„ 8 00 

Charles Ingalls, Dist. No. 12, 1 50 

Wm. Johnson, Jr., Dist. No. 9, 9 17 

James Stevens, Dist. No. — , , . . 6 50 

D. K. Gage, Dist. No. 46, 4 00 

Joseph Kittredge, Dist. No. 1, 5 50 



(5) Remittances of Taxes. 
E. S. Merrill, Collector of South District, S. Parish, 115 92 

James M. Prescott, " North dist. N. Parish, 57 11 

Charles Abbott, " South dist. N. Parish, 16 05 

Charles French, « West dist. W. Parish, 87 22 

Hermon Phelps, " " " 1851, 6 59 

u a a a u 1 94 

Charles Cummings, « South dist. S. Parish, 1850, 3 22 

Jonas Holt, " « " 1851, 14 76 



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Overtax. 

James Coulie, 1,89 ; Daniel Fox, 3,15, 5 04 

William Saunders, 1,26 ; Israel Fuller, administra- 
tor T. Fuller, 1851, 3.55, 4 81 

Allen Berry, 5,27 ; Little, Alden & Co., 19,78 25 05 

Joseph Rice, Treasurer, 4,41 ; James M. Prescott, 

Collector, 24,12, 28 53 

E. S. Merrill, 13,75 ; Charles French, 4,10, 17 85 

Wm. H. Putnam, 3,15 ; John Stimpson, 12,22, 15 37 

John N. Hinkley, 3,09 ; Charles French, 4,62, 7 71 

Elisha Higgins, 1851, 1,61 ; Joshua Chandler, 1,26,. . 2 87 

Ebenezer Fish, 1,89; Seth Shearman, 0,94, 2 83 

Augusta Stevens, 16 38 



503 lfc 



302 81 



126 44 



(6) Services of Town Officers, other than School Committee. 
Constables, — Charles Pray, notifying officers to take 

oaths, 4 25 

Moody Bridges, notifying T. Meetings, 20 50 
J. C. Carleton, summoning witnesses 

in J. M. Prescott's case, 127 

Collectors of Taxes, — E. S. Merrill, for collecting 

taxes, 116 49 

Am't carried forward 142 51 



Am't brought forward 142 51 

James M. Prescott, 49 21 

Charles Abbott, 24 11 

Charles French, 81 93 

Selectmen, Assessors, and Overseers of the Poor,— 

William Chickering 85 37 

Bailey Loring 95 00 

Samuel Johnson 72 90 

Daniel Carleton % . 51 75 

Enoch Frye, 3d 95 79 



(7) Fire Department. 
Charles Pray, for horses to draw engine No. 1, to fires, 4 00 
Russell B. Jordan, for care of engine No. 2, to Sep- 
tember 15, 1851, 21 55 

Robert Callahan, for care of engine No. 1, to Novem- 
ber 15, 1851, 13 03 

Hunneman & Co., for 2 wooden Jacks for Fire Engines, 5 00 

James Abbott, for wood for engine No. 1, 1 87 

Josiah Crosby, for sundries for engine No. 2, 16 32 

Thomas H. Kimball, for wood furnished by Daniel 

Stevens for engine No. 2, 4 30 

J. Prescott Foster, for horses to draw engine No. 2 to 

fires, 11 00 

C. P. Bailey & Co., for oil and tallow for engine No. 2, 15 30 
John C. Morse, for cutting and housing wood for en- 
gine No. 1, 2 94 

Robert Callahan, for cleaning engine No. 1, at sundry 

times, 7 50 

E. S. Merrill, for entertainment of Fire Engine Com- 
panies in August, 1851, 17 18 

Russell B. Jordan, for labor on engine No. 2, 5 15 

Higgins & Abbott, for oil, matches, and polishing pow- 
ders for engine No. 1, 4 66 

"William Chickering, for repairs on engine house, No. 1, 4 74 

D. W. Palmer, for making hose for engine No. 1,. . . . 50 
J. C. Carleton, for refreshments for engine companies, 6 16 
Sargent & Danforth, for do. at fire at machine shop,. . 4 61 
S. H. Parker, " « " « 10 90 

J. C. Morse, for cleaning engine No. 1, 11 50 

Henry Burtt, for repairing hose of engine No. 1,. . . . 1 00 
Thomas H. Kimball for services of members of engine 

No. 2, from May 1, 1851 to May 1, 1852, 55 50. 

O. S. Morse, for do. do. No. 1, 56 25 



698 57 



280 96 



(8) Incidental Expenses. 

Amos Abbott, Post Office bill, 00 56 

Doct. S. Johnson, for cash paid referees and witnesses 

in case of J. Farnham, 13 50 

J. Prescott Foster, damage to chaise from defect in 

road, 5 00 

James Stevens, rent of Parish Hall one year, 50 00 

Thomas Groom, for Record Book, 8 25 

N. W. Hazen, Professional services to June, 1852,.. . 137 19 

W. F. Walling, on account of Maps of Andover,. . . 100 00 
Samuel Johnson, for Cash advanced W. H. Walling, 

for Maps of Andover, 605 45 

Samuel Cooper, Post Office bill, 5 37 

John Marsh & Co., for Books, 20 83 

George Foster, for freightage, 125 

W. F. Walling, for 250 Mounted Maps of Andover, 192 50 

Amos Abbott, Post Office bill, 73 

George Foster, for freightage, etc., 150 

Henry F. Barnard, rent of room for town meetings, 50 00 
Thomas W. U. P. Wright, for services in J. M. Pres- 

cott's case, 20 00 

John D. Flagg, for printing Check- list, 11 86 

Abraham Foster, for dinners for selectmen and check- 
ers, at fall elections, 7 00 

Daniel Carleton, for pay of witnesses in J. M. Pres- 

cott's cose, 9 00 

V. Lincoln & Jonas Holt, for distributing envelops, 7 50 

Amos Abbott, Post Office bill, 78 

W. F. Draper, for printing Auditors' Reports, 21 84 

John Frye, 2d, for returns of Deaths in 1852, 3 10 

Robert Callahan, " " " 5 80 

Moses Foster, Jr., for services in case between Town 

and Ballard Vale Co., 3 00 

Daniel Fox, for distributing envelops, 75 

Joshua Chandler, for services on Fire Engine Com- 
mittee, 4 25 

Herraon Phelps, for returns of Deaths in 1852, 2 50 

Asa A. Abbott, for surveying, etc., 6 50 

James Nason, for covering a well near North Parish 

Meeting-house, 3 50 

Wm. Jenkins, for services on Fire Engine Committee, 6 00 
Samuel Merrill, Attorney for Mrs. Sarah Frye, in full 

for her claims for damages against the town, 137 00 

Samuel Johnson, for registering and indexing Births, 

Deaths, Marriages, etc., 63 25 

Moses Foster, Jr., for expenses of By-Laws and pro- 
fessional services, 9 75 



1,515 51 



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OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 

The Overseers of the Poor report to the Auditors, that the whole 

amount of Orders drawn by them, in orders from 1 to 134, is $2,583,48 

(1) Relief out of the House. 

Wood to Diana Russell, 17,87 

" Deborah Wood, 3,00 

" Jerusha Liscomb, 6,00 

" James Nichols, 3,00 

" William Kimball, 32,94 

" Rose Coburn, 28,31 

" Jeremiah Millet, 3,89 

" Mary Hovey, 4,43 

" Dorcas and Anna Jones, 14,50 

" Elizabeth Poor, 7,93 

" Nathaniel Woodbridge, 5,00 

" Robert C. Hackett, 12,00 

138,87 

Board and supplies, Sarah Beverly's child, 7,00 

" " Silas Shed, 22,12 

" " Henry Hovey, 33,00 

« « John Parker, 2,00 

« " Rebecca Shattuck, 17,33 

« « Sarah Moor, 9,15 

" " Rose Coburn, 25,81 

" « Nathaniel Woodbridge, 6,88 

" " Tryphena Beverly, 16,25 

« « Joseph Pace, 2,00 

« " Deborah Wood, in 1851, 1,25 

« " Willard Towne, 5,31 

« « Robert C. Hackett, ..: 17,98 

« « Elijah Long, 7,00 

" « Lucy Mason, 46,58 

219,66 

Medical Attendance, Doct. Johnson, as per his Bill, 19,50 

" " Dr. Spofford, on J. Davenport, 7,50 

" " Dr. Strong, on R. C Hackett, 113,25 

" « Dr. Kittredare, on J. Davenport, 10,00 

150,25 

Nursing, J. Davenport, 8,75 

" J. Millett's wife, 2,00 

10,75 

Coffin for Deborah Wood, and other expenses, 5,50 

To W. Goodrich, for two coffins, 6,00 

11,50 

Funeral Expenses for Silas Shed, 4,00 

" " Deborah Wood, 3,00 

« " Child of E. M. Hatch, 2,25 

« « Wife of Wm. Phillips, 2,75 12,00 

543,03 



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(2) Expenses in the House. 

To Arno Ellis, for soap, from May,1850to March,1852, 58,59 

S. P. Holt, for supplies from his store, 155,45 

Moses J. Stevens, for supplies in the House,. . . . 150,00 

Sally Daniels, for one fat cow, 45,00 

Dr. Kittredge, attendance in the House, 1851-2, 38,00 

Isaac Stevens, for cow, 16,50 

M. J. Stevens, for 6 mo. service, end. Mar. 31, '52, 125,00 
Elizabeth Lewis, for services in the House, .... 43,00 
Higgins & Abbott, for supplies from their store, 94,25 

H. W.Abbott, 6,84 

Henry Burtt, supplies at the House, 4,70 

Enoch Abbott 183,67 

Hermon Abbott, for coffins at the House, 23,00 

M. J. Stevens, supplies in the House, 35,00 

979,00 

(3) Persons chargeable to other Towns. 

Salem, Priscilla Swan and Betsey Cullington, 16,62 

(4) Cash paid to other Towns. 

Boston,forRuthHunt,LucyBrown,RuthHolt,Eu.Ames, 27,75 
Worcester, for John Smith, in House of Correction, 4,14 
State Lunatic Hospital, for Jos. C. Goldsmith, 107,65 
Ipswich,H.Cor.,B'd of Ph.&N.Foster,Jr.&N.Dearborn, 19,14 
State Lunatic Hospital, for James Shackelton, 12,71 

171,39 

(5) Incidental Expenses. 

To Charles Pray, for Commitment to the House, 1,00 

To A. Foster, for Commitments to the House, 9,00 

For School-House Tax, Frye Village, for 1851, 44,80 

For sawing Lumber, 27,57 

For Farmer's Boiler, for the House, 14,40 

For Repairs on the Old Alms House, 41,13 

For New Shed and Granary, 120,07 

For Tax, to Lawrence, for 1852, 18,55 

For Copper Gutter, for Alms House, 55,74 

For Painting, 81,67 

For Printing Overseers' Orders, 5,00 

For Standing Grass, 60,00 

For School Tax, for 1852, 62,00 

For Carpenter Work, on the House, 26,13 

To E. S. Merrill, for Commitments, 2,50 

, 569,56 

(6) State Paupers. 

For 66 State Paupers, from Mar. 8, '52 to Feb.16, '53, 300,22 
For supply of Paupers, by H. W. Abbott, in 1851, 21,00 
For Sarah Smith, bonded Pauper, 17,76 — 338,98 



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SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 

Dr. 

To Cash received for Brick, $1,265,81 

" " Town Order, 185,00 

" " Labor, 25,80 

« « Straw and Hay, 2,17 

" Pigs, 91,14 

" " Oxen, . 435,00 

" " E. Hussey, 5,75 

" W. &J. Poor, 3,75 

" " Horse, 85,00 

« " Calf, 8,50 

« " Maple Lumber, 3,00 

" « Potatoes, , 5,75 

" " Clay, 3,12 

Eggs, 6,76 

" " Overseers, on account of L.Mason, 46,58 

To amount due on Bricks and Notes, Feb. 24,1852, 302,73 

To Cash received for Bricks, 14,80 

Cr. 

By Cash paid for Corn and Flour, $337,88 

" " Medicines, 10,08 

" " Molasses, 93,84 ; Blacksmith,17,46 111,30 

« « Freightage, 23,31 ; Fish, 24,74 48,05 

" « Stoves, 20,58; Boots & Shoes, 32,77 53,35 

" " Meat, 13,58; Sundries, 8,76 22,34 

" " Remov. of paupers,4,60; Furniture,$3, 7,60 

" " Vinegar, 4,25 ; Clothing, 21,98 26,23 

" " Coal, 86,25 ; Horse, 100 186,25 

« « Bug,Chaise, 46,50; Exp.of Horse,$3 49,50 

« " Cows, 53,00 ; Ice, 5,00 ; Lead, 4,44 62,44 

" " Oxen, 213,50 ; Apples, 5,40 218,90 

" « Tin Ware, 5,01 ; Seeds, ,53 5,54 

fc " Funeral Service, Mr. Wood, .... ,75 

« « W. & J. Poor, 22,54 ; Wool, 4,00 26,54 

« « Labor, 276,38 

« " A. Putnam, 35,75 ; N. Swift, 20,13 55,88 

« " Hig.&Ab., 84,64 ; J.C.Carleton, 6,44 91,08 

« « I.O. Loring, 10,00 ; E. Hussey, 5,75 15,75 

« « N. Ellis, 3,62 ; J. P. Farnham, 3,50 7,12 

" « S.P.Farnham,6,32; C.S.Parker, 8,04 14,86 

« « S.P.Holt, 131,42; N.Stevens, 6,93 138,35 

•< " D.Logue,l,75; Sam'Uohnson,l 2,20 13,95 

« " Wm.Chickering, 2,13; I.Wilson, 3,75 5,88 
By Cash paid W. Joh., 2,24; W.Stev., 5,31; cart wh.,$14 21,55 

By Notes, 41,48; Ace, 382,58; Cash on hand, 259,65 683,11 



$2,490,66 



$2,490,66 



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TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 
Dr. 

To Cash paid on Selectmen's Orders and School 

House Orders, 18,538,56 

Do. Overseers of Poor, 2,622,28 

Cash paid Andover Bank, Principal, 6,500,00 

Interest, 121,50 

Interest paid Andover Institution of Savings, 380,1 6 

Interest paid Individuals, 124,32 

Cash Notes to Savings Institution, 3,000,00 

Notes, Individuals, 1,069,78 

Cash paid Auditors, 9,00 

Cash paid Selectmen, for two days, 15,00 

Cash paid Treasurer's Services, 50,00 

In Treasury. 

Bal. Ass. Order to J. H. Mills' Tax, of 1848, 404,85 

Henry Hardy's Note, 13,00 

Bal. Ass. Orders for School District Taxes of 1852, 

due from Chs. French, Collector, 300,00 

E. S. Merrill, Dep. Collector, 445,59 

Cash to balance, , . . 3,449,88 



32,430,60 



4,613,32 

$37,043,92 
Cr. 

By Cash, 3,085,04 

Balance of Assessors' Orders, viz. : 

J. H. Mills, 1848 Tax, 404,85 

Jonas Holt, 1851, 210,00 

H. Phelps, 1851, 892,29 

By Henry Hardy's Note, 13,00 

By Cash received of Bradford, 3,00 ; Salem, 18,75 21,75 

By Cash received of Andover Bank, 6,500,00 

By Cash received for State Paupers, for 1851, 293,69 

And balance due in former years,. 355,11 

And for State bonded Paupers, 13,32 

By Cash received from State School Fund, 256,66 

By Cash received of G. Foster, Esq., for School Books, 19,28 

By Cash, for Town Maps, 173,43 

By Assessors' Orders, for Town Taxes, viz. : 12,238,42 

E. S. Merrill, Deputy Collector, 7,520.75 

Charles French, Collector, 5,615,29 

J. M. Prescott, 4,467,77 

Charles Abbott, 2,410,54 

20,014,35 



Carried forward, 32,252,77 



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Amount brought forward, 32,252,77 
By Ass. Orders for School District Taxes : 

Phillips District, E. S. Merrill, Dep. Collector, 526,25 
Scotland, « " « 573,79 

Ballard Vale, Ch. French, Collector, 533,45 

Frye Village, « " 1,363,82 

Village, « « 728,55 

Merrimack, J. M. Prescott, Coll., 155,03 

Kimball, Chas. Abbott, Collector, 37,15 

3,918,04 

By Cash, hired of Individuals, 859,78 

By Assessors' Order for additions to Ballard Vale 

School District Tax for 1851, H. Phelps, Collector, 13,33 

$37,043,92 
PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 

To the Town of Andover : 

The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, herewith 
render the following account of the condition of the Fund, and of the 
receipts and expenditures thereof, agreeably to the requirement con- 
tained in the Fifth Section of their Act of Incorporation. 
Amount of Interest received, as by their Renort, last 

year, $1,298,10 

Amount of Interest received since last Report, 3,042,01 

4,340,11 

The Expenditures are as follows, viz. : 
Compensation to Treasurer, for the year ending 

April 12, 1852, 100,00 

Cash paid for Stationery, etc., 28,62 — 128,62 

Balance, $4,211,49 

Original Amount of the Punchard Fund, 50,000,00 

Present Amount, $54,211,49 

Of the above, there is now invested, in Mortgages 
and other valid Securities, bearing Interest, 

the sum of 54,150,00 

The balance, of sixty-one dollars and forty-nine cents, 

is deposited, to their credit, in Andover Bank, 61,49 

,$54,211,49 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL FULLER, JOSHUA BALLARD, 

CHAS. SMITH, JACOB CHICKERING, 

CHAS. H. PEIRCE, MOSES FOSTER, JR., 

F. GOGSWELL, JOSEPH SHATTUCK. 

Andover, Feb, 14, 1853. 



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LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Due School Districts (School Money), 1,529,83 

" " (School House Money), 862,48 

Notes due sundry Persons, 1,535,00 

Institution for Savings, 3,000,00* 

Outstanding Orders, 15,50 

$6,942,8i 

Property in hands of Treasurer : 

Bal. of Ass. Order for Tax of 1848, (J. H. Mills), 404,85 

" " " 1852, (Ch. French), 300,00 

Due from E. S. Merrill, Deputy Collector, 445,59 

Henry Hardy's Note, 13,00 

Cash on hand, to balance, 3,449,88 $4,613,32 



Balance against the Town, $2,329,49 

* This sum has been paid since the Books were closed. 



The undersigned have carefully examined the above Accounts, and 
find them to have been kept with great accuracy, and satisfactorily 
vouched. 

A. J. GOULD, ) 

ASA A. ABBOTT, }■ Auditors. 

JOSEPH KITTREDGE, ) 
Feb. 21, 1853.